Meaningful improvement of community health status occurs in neighborhoods, as well as in hospitals, through a variety of outreach efforts to protect and
promote the health of all members of our communities. Lifespan strives to do this through coordination of health education and prevention programs and
services within Lifespan and its partners and with other community health providers.
We provide immunizations, cancer prevention workshops and screenings, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, and stroke support groups. Education is
also a large part of our mission, and we offer healthy lifestyle sessions (Healthwise) and heart health workshops in English and Spanish. We provide
education on breast health, the importance of sunscreen, and the dangers of smoking.
We also educate and train people in skills ranging from healthy eating to lifesaving CPR techniques. The Lifespan Community Training Center certified or
re-certified almost 9,000 class participants in all disciplines of life support—basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced
Lifespan also collaborates with community groups on numerous programs and partnerships designed to keep people healthy and out of the hospital. Many of
these programs are broad in scope, benefiting people from all walks of life.